Alim Kheraj
April 13, 2017 2:32 am

The four remaining members of Fifth Harmony don’t care if people think they dress too sexy, and so they shouldn’t!

Having been formed on The X Factor USA back in 2012, we’ve pretty much seen Fifth Harmony grow up in front of our eyes. And while the band might not still be the five-piece that it was only last year (Camila Cabello quit the band in December), the group has had some phenomenal success all over the world, with TWO of their videos on YouTube reaching over 1 billion (!) plays. And, with news that new music is on the horizon, it’s a pretty awesome time to be a harmonizer.

Of course, being young women in the music industry means that Fifth Harmony has a lot of sexism and criticism leveled at them.

But, as we know from band member Lauren Jauregui’s outspoken Instagram posts, these are four women who are willing to take on the haters.

Appearing on the cover of Galore magazine, and serving up some serious ’80s and ’90s looks, the band spoke about the double standards in the music industry, and we are listening.

When asked whether there was one question that they wished that they were never asked but were asked all the time, band member Normani Kordei said that, following the release of “Work From Home,” the band were questioned about whether they “dressed too sexy.” 

Responding to that, Lauren said:

 "I’m pretty sure men are never questioned whether they’re acting too sexy. They’re actually glorified when all their clothes are off. Women love that shit, they’re like, 'Yeahhh! You’re so hot!' But when girls take our clothes off it’s, 'Wow, she’s such a hoe.'"

Continuing, Normani added that it was a criticism that they’d experienced throughout their careers.

“When it came to performances, people would judge us on our performance outfits,” she said. “They would say things like, ‘Look at the hoe squad.’ There were all these memes.”

Noramni also spoke about the need for women to support each other.

“I feel like we almost restrict ourselves as women,” she explained. “We could be greater than we are if we just supported each other instead of looking at each other as competition. We could all win.”

We love that Fifth Harmony is standing up against this sort of sexism and misogyny. Too much attention and criticism is paid to what women wear, when really it doesn’t matter. As long as the person in question feels comfortable then that’s all that matters.

Basically, Fifth Harmony should be able to dress up as construction workers or post-apocalyptic superheroes if they want to, and we hope that they continue to do so.

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